Politics

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Build the Ike Dike!

Sep 16, 2020 By Evan Mintz

Instead of wasting time on tiresome culture wars, Texas’s political leaders ought to be thinking big. They could start by saving Houston from disaster.

Illustration of James Baker and George H.W. Bush
How James Baker Became James Baker

Sep 8, 2020 By Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

In this exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming ‘The Man Who Ran Washington,’ two veteran political correspondents recount how the future Reagan and Bush cabinet member's family legacy, a personal tragedy, and a friendship forged on the Houston Country Club’s tennis courts put a restless middle-aged lawyer on the path to power.

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The Best and the Bums: Streets of Rage

Jun 5, 2020 By Texas Monthly

A little girl responds to unspeakable loss, the governor de-escalates, black trail-riders take Discovery Green, Ted Cruz’s craven response to military force, and a guy with a sword in Deep Ellum.

Ricardo Cigarroa outside the Laredo Medical Center.
The Dr. Fauci of South Texas

May 20, 2020 By Eric Benson

Laredo cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, making house calls and “dealing hard doses of truth.”